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A technical glitch allowed some Iranians temporary access to banned social networking websites Facebook and Twitter, an Iranian Internet official said on Tuesday.
Surprised Internet users in Iran Monday night were able to log onto their accounts without using illegal software that enables them to circumvent a widespread state-run filtering mechanism.
They voiced their delight online, with posts revelling in the rare web freedom — restricted in 2009 when social networking sites enabled protesters to organise anti-government demonstrations in the aftermath of a disputed presidential election.
» via Yahoo! News
Iran’s entire Cabinet has opened Facebook pages in what is seen as a move toward greater government openness — even though the social media site is blocked in the Islamic Republic.
The Facebook pages of 15 ministers could be viewed in Tehran through a proxy server. Newspapers on Monday hinted the move might herald the lifting of some Internet barriers.
"It seems the ‘key’" — Rouhani’s electoral symbol in his presidential campaign — "may turn the lock of (Internet) filtering," the pro-reform Shargh daily said.
» via NBC News
Groklaw, the 11-year-old website devoted to covering legal disputes related to open source software, has announced it will shut down rather than risk the government reading its e-mail.
Groklaw founder Pamela Jones (commonly known as “PJ”) wrote today that she is not confident the government won’t someday be able to crack her encrypted e-mails. “There is no way to do Groklaw without e-mail,” she wrote. “So this is the last Groklaw article.”
» via ars technica